Career Results
 
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Morgan Uceny United States
 

Quick Facts

Age: 29 (March 10, 1985)
College: Cornell University 2007
Hometown: Plymouth, Indiana
Residence: San Diego
Coach: Terrence Mahon
Affiliation: adidas
Personal Bests:
800m 1:58.37 (2011)
1500m 4:00.06 (2011)

Career Highlights

  • Ranked #1 in the world at 1500m by Track & Field News for 2011
  • 2012 US Olympic Trials Champion, 1500m
  • 2011 US Champion, 1500m
  • 2010 US Indoor Champion, 1500m
  • 4th, 2008 Olympic Trials 1500m
  • 6th, 2008 Olympic Trials 800m
  • 3rd, 2008 USA Indoor Championships (2:04.12)
  • 2007 Pan American Games team member, 800m
  • 6th, 2007 NCAA Championships, 800m
  • 4th, 2007 USA Championships, 800m
  • 6-time Heptagonal Champion, 800m
  • 4-time All American

 

Background

In high school, Morgan Uceny spent all her summers playing basketball, and was a point guard at the Plymouth High School for two years. “That’s really what I wanted to play in college,” she says, “but I was definitely a much better runner.”

Morgan’s years on the Cornell track team proved as much, and after a sixth-place NCAA finish in 2007she headed to Indianapolis and the US Championships. “The NCAAs were the focus of my whole season, so I was really relaxed going into nationals,” she recalls. “There really wasn’t a lot of pressure.” She opened some eyes there, just missing a spot on the World Championships team but earning a berth on the US team for the Pan American Games, her first US team.

Her performance opened her eyes a bit, as well. "Ever since I was a little kid, I've always had a goal of making the Olympic team. I mean, who doesn't want to make the Olympic team?" said Uceny afterward. "Honestly, it was never something I thought could happen. I always said I wanted to do it, but I never thought it could develop in this way."